Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “kill the fatted calf”

kill the fatted calf

to have a special celebration for someone who has been away for a long time Celebrating and entertaining
(Definition of kill the fatted calf from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “kill the fatted calf”

Word of the Day

drizzle

to pour liquid slowly over something, especially in a thin line or in small drops

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More